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UK windiness 2016: Wind sets a new UK generation record despite lower than average wind speeds

UK windiness 2016: Wind sets a new UK generation record despite lower than average wind speeds

In December 2016, the UK wind industry set a new record by generating more than 10,000 MW of electricity for the first time and providing 23% of the UK’s electricity demand. We continue to see wind energy playing a pivotal role in the UK’s elect ...

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Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

In November, the UK Government published an updated version of its Electricity Generation Costs analysis. This is a rigorous assessment of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for a very wide range of generation options, forecasted for 2020 and 2025. ...

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Year in Review: Top 10 Energy in Transition blog posts from 2016

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the 2016, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart metering, and energy ...

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How the wind energy industry can reduce financial, economic, and reputational risks caused by fires

How the wind energy industry can reduce financial, economic, and reputational risks caused by fires

The significant increase of global use of wind power, does present some challenges for wind turbine manufacturers, wind farm operators and other parties involved. Particularly fire protection is becoming a major concern, as the risk of wind turbine f ...

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Merit Order Effect In The Transitional Tender Process In Germany

Merit Order Effect In The Transitional Tender Process In Germany

How to compare your project with peers for the coming transitional tenders The recent decision of the cabinet on the new EEG 2017 (German Renewables Energy Act) has been digested and the new legislation is available in its final version. As time w ...

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The future of control systems in wind energy

Where next for wind turbine control? The control of wind turbines is not a new endeavour, nor is it niche. In fact, as early as 1990, over 70 published references were available on the various aspects of wind turbine control [1]. Now, a little ove ...

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Stop putting wind turbines on buildings!

Stop putting wind turbines on buildings!

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle outlined why the new Public Utilities Commission headquarters at 525 Golden Gate Avenue isn’t quite as green as planned.  The LEED Platinum building was “touted as the most energy-efficient buildin ...

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Baltic Research Opportunities - Free of Charge

Baltic Research Opportunities - Free of Charge

Following on the theme of my recent blog about the Maritime Conference in Poland a few weeks ago, I wanted to take the opportunity to expand on the offshore opportunities in the Baltic Sea. As most of you will be aware, according to the goals of t ...

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Offshore projects in the Baltic Sea – Impressions from the 4th International Maritime Conference in Poland

Offshore projects in the Baltic Sea – Impressions from the 4th International Maritime Conference in Poland

Thanks to the good market contacts of my DNV GL colleagues in Poland I have been invited to present on the 4th Maritime Conference in Szczecin in Poland last week. The maritime conference is organised by the key stakeholders of the polish Maritime ...

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Will fracking kill the wind industry in the southern plains states?

Will fracking kill the wind industry in the southern plains states?

Television and newspapers have picked up the recent report and associated maps released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Report entitled “One-year seismic hazard forecast for the Central and Eastern United States from induced and natural earthq ...

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